Data Entry Operator Salary

A Data Entry Operator earns an average wage of $12.79 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. A skill in Data Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.
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$22,084 - $84,563
$22K
$35K
$85K
MEDIAN: $34,543
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50%
90%

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$9.71 - $17.16
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$22,084 - $84,563  
   
Bonus
$99.67 - $5,333  
Profit Sharing
$2,253  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,639 - $43,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.16  
   
Overtime
$12.23 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$99.67 - $5,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,253  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,639 - $43,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 284

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Job Description for Data Entry Operator

Most of the time, data entry operators work in an office. They must have a high school diploma or GED, but candidates who possess an associate’s degree are often preferred. Data entry operators enter applicable data into computers, often utilizing company-specific databases.

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Data Entry Operator Tasks

  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.
  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Operator

Pay by Experience for a Data Entry Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Entry Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 234 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Entry Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Data Entry Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 81 salaries. A Data Entry Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,032

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Key Stats for Data Entry Operator

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Data Entry Operator Salaries

▲5%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$28,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Operator Salaries

Data Analysis
▲11%


Typing
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 35%